Actor Rajesh Khanna “Kaka” passes away

imageVeteran Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna (69) passed away.

  • Born in 1942 as Jatin Arora, his uncle changed his named to Rajesh Khanna when he decided to join films.
  • He was not only a mega star but was also a Lok Sabha member of the Indian National Congress from New Delhi constituency from 1992 to 1996.
  • He made his film debut in the 1966 film Aakhri Khat directed by Chetan Anand
  • He was then noticed for his performances in films like Baharon Ke Sapne, Aurat (1967),Doli, Aradhana and Ittefaq.
  • Khanna became a megastar after he gave 15 consecutive solo blockbuster movies b/w 1969 and 1972 including "Aradhana", "Haathi Mere Saathi", "Anand" and "Amar Prem".
  • Khanna was referred to, by the media, as the "First Superstar" of Indian cinema.
  • In the film Anand, the word “Babu Moshai” used by Rajesh Khanna for Amitabh Bachchan (who played a Bengali doctor in the film), is so deeply engraved in the minds of Indians that it has almost become a synonym for Bengalis for the rest of the countrymen.
  • His friends and his wife called him Kaka (Uncle).

Awards and Applauds he won:

  • 3 Filmfare Best Actor Awards and was nominated for the same 14 times.
  • BFJA Awards for Best Actor (Hindi) – 4 times and nominated 25 times
  • In 2005, he was conferred with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

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